The National Book Development Council of Singapore (The Book Council) is a non-profit, charitable organisation committed to addressing the needs of publishers, book suppliers, and libraries, as well as the reading and writing communities. Founded in 1968, the Book Council has been setting the stage for a vibrant literary arts community in Singapore for nearly five decades.
The National Library Board nurtures Readers for Life, Learning Communities and a Knowledgeable Nation. By forging strategic partnerships through the National Library, its network of 26 public libraries, and the National Archives of Singapore, NLB encourages appreciation and awareness of Singapore’s heritage through our wide range of programmes and collections.
At the National Youth Council (NYC), we believe in a world where young people are respected and heard, and have the ability to influence and make a difference to the world. Together with our partners, we develop a dynamic and engaging environment where young people can realise their aspirations and play a part in making Singapore an endearing home for all. As the national body coordinating holistic youth development, NYC offers a variety of initiatives to develop our youths to be discerning, active and resilient citizens.
Main Programme Partners
*SCAPE Co. Ltd is a non-profit organisation with its mission and vision rooted in support of youth, talent and leadership development. The organisation aims to facilitate youth-oriented programmes and support within various communities of youth interest. Look out for a series of exciting initiatives for media enthusiasts, music lovers, dancers and development programmes for your mind and soul! Be inspired and empowered to Dream it. Live it. At *SCAPE!
2015 marks the inaugural National Youth Film Awards (NYFA) at *SCAPE. NYFA aims to establish a benchmark in national excellence and talent identification between the film industry and Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) offering film-related and animation courses.
Started in 2008, SINdie is a website on Singapore films with a keen eye on the people and efforts behind the films. Over the years, it has chronicled the Singapore film scene, covering a mix of independent and commercial films. Its offers selected news, interviews, film reviews and special features on filmmakers. It is one of the most extensive online resources on Singapore independent films, for both feature and short films.
Write the World is the global online community for young writers ages 13 - 18. Write the World brings young writers together from around the world to develop their voices, refine editing skills, and publish on a variety of exciting topics. Write the World members are eligible to enter monthly writing competitions to win cash prizes, respond to interesting prompts, and review works written by other students. Educators can use Write the World in the classroom, tailoring the website’s content to specific needs of the class. Since its founding at Harvard University in 2012, Write the World has attracted a dedicated team of writers, educators, and entrepreneurs who work closely with secondary school students and teachers across the globe.
Havas Worldwide Southeast Asia is part of Havas Worldwide a leading integrated marketing communications agency and the first agency to be named Global Agency of the Year by both Advertising Age and Campaign in the same year. The Havas Worldwide network is made up of 11,000 employees in 316 offices in 120 cities and 75 countries. In Southeast Asia Havas Worldwide has a presence in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. It provides advertising, marketing, corporate communications, and digital and social media solutions to clients, including Air France, Carlsberg, Coca-Cola, Credit Suisse, Danone, Far East Organization, Merck, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Reckitt Benckiser and Sanofi. Havas Worldwide is the largest unit of the Havas group, a world leader in communications.
The Singapore Writers Festival is an exciting meeting point of writers, academics and thinkers in a choice spread of panel discussions, workshops, lectures and performances in 10 days. It has hosted literati the likes of Nobel Prize winner Gao Xingjian, Whitbread Book Awards First Novel winner Tash Aw, British poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Nebula winner Neil Gaiman and Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cunningham.
In addition to the main festival, our year-long celebration of words includes Words Go Round, an outreach programme for students, teachers and the public, Utter, to showcase Singaporean writing across different media and languages in the third quarter of 2016, and SWF POP, our pop-up series of literary events across Singapore.
Official Student Reporters
The first educational institution in Singapore to leverage the Problem-based Learning approach for all its diploma programmes, Republic Polytechnic has seven schools and one academic centre offering forty-one diplomas. At the School of Management and Communication, the Diploma in Mass Communication shapes students into effective communicators by equipping them with the skills to succeed in journalism, public relations and marketing. Students are provided with a strong foundation of knowledge across all media platforms, including print, broadcast, and digital.
Launched in the 10th year of Innova Junior College’s journey, Innova Press is a milestone for the college. The Press is the school’s first ever student-led publication channel and it strives to be the sonorous voice of the community. Covering college events, community and social issues, and featuring reviews on plays and books, the bi-annual publication also showcases photography and artwork by the Press’ own students and teachers. With an eager spirit and a confident voice, the students of Innova Press embody ethical, truthful, and passionate reporting. Their articles are a testament of how the voice of youths, when wielded responsibly, can speak truth to a community.
Victoria Junior College is a premier pre-university institution in Singapore. It has a strong tradition in the humanities and the arts, and has produced some of Singapore's most well-known filmmakers and actors, including Tan Pin Pin, Joanne Peh and Michelle Chong. The student groups that has contributed to All In! are, Writers' Circle which aims to foster a love for writing through events and weekly meetings and The Victorian Press, a journalism society that covers school events and school culture.
Launched in February 2006, Youth.SG is a lifestyle and news website by young Singaporeans. We cover the entertainment scene, bring you the latest trends in town, and share perspectives on the youth issues we face. This is a space for young people to discuss things that matter to us.
Parallel Ink (PI) is an international online literary and art publication staffed by over twenty teen editors, artists, and translators worldwide. Founded in 2012, Parallel Ink's mission is to encourage, support, and publish fellow young writers and artists between the ages of 12-18 years old by providing genuine peer-to-peer feedback on all submissions and creating a friendly online community to meet teenagers with similar interests. Upon moving to their newly launched Tumblr platform in early 2015, PI now reads and publishes poetry, narratives, essays, art, and multimedia year-round.
Closetful of Books is a specialist children’s bookseller started by Denise Tan and Kelvin Ng. They grew up accompanied by magical stories and continue to believe in the power of reading for pleasure. With that, Closetful of Books visits schools with a vast and specially-curated selection of picture books, novels, non-fiction titles and graphic novels for book fairs and extends library consultancy services to schools.
98 Ft. is a boutique training, education & full-suite events company focusing on leaving innovative edge and experience for our clients & partners.
Bookmate brings the best e-reading experience to anyone in the world with a mobile device. We inspire people around the globe to read more, discover new books and find new friends with common interests. Bookmate is obsessed with improving the reader experience via Community, Communication and Curation and turning readers into creators. Bookmate now has 650,000 e-books in 12 languages, and is available worldwide.
The Division of English at Nanyang Technological University encourages innovative thought, open expression, and high levels of interaction and debate between academic staff and students with the aim of developing a thriving and exciting home for ideas and creative expression. It accommodates contemporary innovative approaches to literary study in a spirit of openness and intellectual discovery while cultivating an environment that encourages adventurous thinking from a diversity of perspectives. NTU English offers a major and a minor in English literature, both the M.A. and the Ph.D. by research, and General Elective subjects, as well as a creative writing minor.
The NUS English Language and Literature (ELL) has been around since 1928. Housing three undergraduate majors and three graduate programmes, the English Language programme engages in the formal study of the structures of language and qualitative study of language in its social context. In Literature, it offers a range of coverage and approaches, emphasising capacities that students develop rather than the knowledge they must possess. For Theatre Studies, it emphasise on the different aspects of performance, ranging from theatrical productions to film and social performances.
Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) is one of Singapore's leading institutions of higher learning, with a full-time enrolment of more than 16,000 students. The polytechnic offers 49 courses through its nine academic schools. Its vision is to prepare graduates with a passion for learning, values for life and competencies to thrive in a global workplace.
Established in 1954, Singapore Polytechnic (SP) is Singapore’s first polytechnic. It has 10 schools that offer 48 full-time diploma courses for close to 16,000 students. SP adopts a proven creative teaching and learning framework and offers students a holistic, authentic and industry-relevant curriculum, innovative and vibrant learning spaces, and enriching overseas programmes. The Polytechnic is committed to producing competent and versatile graduates who are also imbued with sound values, so that they can be work ready, life ready and world-ready.
Anglo-Chinese Junior College (ACJC) in was founded in 1977 and is the junior college arm of the Anglo-Chinese School family of Methodist schools. ACJC offers the standard two-year pre-university programme, with students taking the GCE 'A' Levels in their second year. As a Methodist institution committed to an all-round education of the highest standards, ACJC's brand of education is based on Christian principles and a consciousness of self, others, and God.
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The NUS Literary Society has a long tradition that both supports and extends the work of the Department of English Language and Literature among students in Singapore. While its core members are university undergraduates, its aims have always been to share the powerful experience of literary culture with a wider audience of young readers and aspiring writers. Prominent Singaporean writers who have been part of the Society’s history as advisors, contributors or student leaders include Edwin Thumboo, Arthur Yap, Lee Tzu Pheng, Leong Liew Geok, Boey Kim Cheng, Felix Cheong, Heng Siok Tian, Paul Tan, Aaron Lee, Grace Chia and Cyril Wong.
NTU Epiphany's Publications Team collaborated last year with All-In! Young Writers Festival to bring students as performing poets and participants as part of their involvement as a fringe event. On the regular, Publications holds events such as open mics, writers' workshops and participates in NTU's yearly LitFest, an event that engages the NTU community with the joys of literature and creative writing. NTU Epiphany has worked with Junoesq, the NTU Creative Writing Division, and writers such as George Szirtes, Cyril Wong and Pooja Nansi. Currently, NTU Epiphany consists of two divisions, the Theatre and Publications Wings, and hopes to continue broadening their ties to the literary community both within and outside of NTU.
RadioHeatwave is Singapore’s first campus radio station by Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP), with well-known alumni such as Jean Danker, Vernetta Lopez, Justin Ang, Sonia Chew and many more. A youth-led campus radio station, Radio Heatwave aims to provide NP students with great music and programmes from Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 6pm. With a state-of-the-art live radio studio similar to those at MediaCorp, SPH Radio and SAFRA Radio, listeners can tune in to the station through the school’s intranet or at the Atrium, a popular campus hang-out site.